San Antonio, Texas

We invite you to a city unlike any other—San Antonio—a land of epic battles, flowing rivers and a flourishing culture. From the stones of the Alamo to the meandering paths of the River Walk, San Antonio takes you on a journey through a land as grand as its reputation.

Stroll the cobblestone sidewalks of the River Walk to uncover an outdoor theater with flamenco dancers and mariachis, nationally acclaimed museums, great nightlife, shopping and sidewalk cafes that offer everything from authentic Tex-Mex to worldly cuisines.

Here, diversity is a way of life; from the colors of the culture to a broad range of attractions.

The St. Anthony, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Antonio

Discover a world-class lifestyle experience at The St Anthony, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Antonio. Set in the heart of downtown, this legendary hotel has at times hosted politicos, princesses and A-list celebrities. A designated national historic landmark, this recently transformed hotel offers modern luxury, historic charm and premier service. Rated as one of Conde Nast Traveler's 'Top Hotels in Texas', this hotel boasts opulent Old-World interiors of Italian marble and Corinthian columns. An eclectic mix of past and present delights and inspires guests. The historic St. Anthony Club within the hotel is the birthplace of Southwest Airlines - first drawn on a napkin in the bar.

Overlooking Travis Park, the hotel is a short stroll from the Alamo and the River Walk. Savor all-day dining in their restaurants, swim in the infinity pool or work out in the modern fitness center.  Run of the house guest rooms feature 1 king or 2 queen signature Luxury Collection pillowtop beds  (based on availability),  with 300-thread-count Fili D'oro linens. Other guest room amenities include flat screen TV, alarm clock, safe, mini-bar, iron/board, marble bathroom with hair dryer, robe, slippers, and more. The St. Anthony, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Antonio is located approximately 8.5 miles from the San Antonio International Airport (SAT). Valet parking at the hotel is approximately $39 per day. Parking fees subject to change without notice.

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This course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and all other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the emergency medicine specialty or are impacted by it.


The practitioner of emergency medicine must possess evidence-based scientific background for competent clinical practice; maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the specialty and all additional related disciplines; maintain an up-to-the-minute armamentarium of knowledge and skills for the selection and use of complex equipment, pharmacological agents, and procedures; manage self and colleagues to function toward common goals in providing consistent care in all settings in which emergency care is provided; serve as an expert in matters involving quality, safe and equitable health care delivery and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon professional expertise.

Presentations are designed to facilitate the acquisition of cognitive and technical skills as defined through evidence-based data translated to best practice standards by the pertinent governmental and professional organizations including the American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Surgeons and the Emergency Nurses Association and abilities in one or more of the disciplines vital to the practicing professional. 


At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

Apply the pertinent physical and behavioral sciences as they impact and are affected by the planning, delivery, and monitoring of services inherent in the professions

Explain the selection, dosing considerations with methods of administration, safe use, contraindications and precautions of drugs based on their chemical and pharmacologic properties

Outline comprehensive patient management plans for the special patient population discussed

Apply the principles of safety and asepsis in the performance of all aspects of patient care regardless of the clinical environment in which the practice resides

Incorporate the published tenets of pertinent, recognized external organizations, institutions, and professional groups defining medical, legal, philosophical, ethical, and health care management standards.

Topics in Emergency Medicine
San Antonio, Texas
September 9-12, 2021

Thursday, September 9

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 Pandemics: Past, Present and Future S.Mehta  
  0830 Refugee Care in the Emergency Department A.Muck  
  0930 Break
  0945 Congestive Heart Failure in Review A.Muck  
  1045 Careers in Global Health A.Muck  
  1145 Back Pain: A Spine Infection Risk Stratification S.Shroyer  
  1245 Adjourn
0.4 Pharmacology Hours

Friday, September 10

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Atrial Fibrillation in the ED A.Muck  
  0830 Post-Resuscitation Care and You A.Muck  
  0930 Break
  0945 Pulmonary Embolus: An Evidence-Based Overview S.Shroyer  
  1045 Emergency Medicine at 29,035 ft.: High-Altitude Medicine S.Mehta  
  1145 Two for the Price of One: Trauma in Pregnancy S.Mehta  
  1245 Adjourn
0.8 Pharmacology Hours

Saturday, September 11

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Syncope in the Young: When to Worry A.Muck  
  0830 Acute Pharyngitis A.Muck  
  0930 Break
  0945 All Bleeding Stops Sometimes: Hemorrhage Control in Trauma S.Mehta  
  1045 Resilience in Emergency Medicine: Hard-Won Wisdom for Life and Becoming a Better Healthcare Provider S.Mehta  
  1145 To Scan or Not to Scan: Approach to Closed Head Injury S.Shroyer  
  1245 Adjourn
0.7 Pharmacology Hours

Sunday, September 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Reflections on a Combat Sabbatical: Lessons Learned in War S.Mehta  
  0830 Hidden Killers: Plain Film Findings You Can't Afford to Miss S.Mehta  
  0930 Break
  0945 STEMI - NSTEMI: Resource Utilization and Cardiac Care S.Shroyer  
  1045 MRSA: More Than Just An Abscess S.Shroyer  
  1145 Aortic Dissection: How Severe Is the Pain? S.Shroyer  
  1245 Adjourn
0.4 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CE

2.3 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 4/27/20


Sumeru Ghanshyam Mehta, MD
Staff Physician, Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians
Board of Directors, Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Department of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Department of Military and Emergency Medicine
San Antonio, Texas
Program Coordinator

Andrew Muck, MD
Program Director and Vice Chair of Education
Department of Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor/Clinical
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Consultant, World Health Organization (WHO)
Assistant Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Department of Emergency Medicine
Bethesda, Maryland

Steven Shroyer, MD, FACEP
Private Practice in Clinical Emergency Medicine
Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital System
San Antonio, Texas


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health and Northwest Seminars. The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 20 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

American Board of Anesthesiology: CME credit will be sent directly to The American Board of Anesthesiology to fulfill the Part 2 requirement for the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA®).

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists: This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE; Code Number 1037883; Expiration Date 9/12/2021.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accept CME from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 20 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Registered Nurses: NWS is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider Number 4833), District of Columbia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Florida Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Georgia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), and the South Carolina Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480). This program offers 20 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.


Mark Murphy, MD, MSN Education, Treasure Island, Florida and Northwest Seminars, Pasco, Washington


Factors beyond our control sometimes necessitate changes in the schedule and faculty. If time permits, we will inform all registrants of any changes prior to the program. Changes on site due to local conditions will be announced in class.


We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of 30 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWS and NWWT will not be responsible for any non-refundable airfare, hotel, or other liabilities you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance. Travel at your own risk.


$100 July 11, 2021 to August 10, 2021. No refund after August 10, 2021; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWS including net hotel and tuition booked through NWS (but not air). Once you have enough points to cover a full tuition they can be redeemed for tuition (no cash value). A great program to reward you for supporting NWS!

Lecture notes will be provided via download in PDF format.

While we strive for accuracy at all times with our published information, we cannot be responsible for typographical and other errors.

Please note that children and non-registered guests are not allowed to attend the lectures. The concierge can provide you with childcare information.

We have a block of rooms for seminar participants. Once this block is sold, rooms are based upon availability only and may be at a higher rate. Rooms are available only through us 1 (800) 222-6927.

Travel at your own risk.

Airfare available through Going Places. Be sure to mention Northwest Seminars when booking. Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email:


We recommend that you register early to assure your spot. We reserve the right to close registrations to a course at any time without notice. We may not be able to accommodate onsite registrations.